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  THE FIRST LINES


BELOW ARE THE FIRST FEW LINES OF SOME FAMOUS BOOKS.
TRY AND IDENTIFY THE BOOK ALONG WITH THE AUTHOR

1.  " A Well known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell ) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called the galaxy. " 

2.  " 'Tom !'
                    No answer. "

3.  " Mr. Jones of the Manor Far, had locked the hen-houses for the night, but was too drunk to remember to shut up the pop-holes. "


4.  " On Friday, June 12th , I woke up at six o' clock and no wonder; it was my birthday. "


5.  " May in Ayemenem is a hot, brooding month. The days are long and humid. "


6.  " This is a book about that most admirable of human virtues - courage. " Grace under Pressure", Ernest Hemingway defined it. "


7.  " Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. "

 


ANSWERS

1.  A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME by Stephen Hawking
2.  THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER by Mark Twain
3.  ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell
4.  THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL by Anne Frank
5.  THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS by Arundhati Roy
6.  PROFILES IN COURAGE by John F. Kennedy
7.  A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens